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With weekly changes to the UK travel quarantine list, it is difficult to keep track of where you can travel to from the UK. Which countries can you visit from UK without having to quarantine on your return?

For the last few weeks we’ve been running a Thursday article featuring the latest changes to the list of countries where you can travel without having to quarantine on your return.

Where can you still travel to from the UK?

What is more useful, of course, is a list of countries where you CAN travel freely from the UK without having to quarantine on your return.

We ran this ‘safe to travel’ list a month ago and, due to popular request, we have updated it.

Where can you can currently travel to from the UK?

Here is the list countries which are on the UK travel corridors list. If you are reading this article days or weeks after the date of publication, you will find the latest version on here.

Of course, there is no guarantee that these countries will allow you in. Australia and New Zealand are on the list, for example, but they aren’t going to welcome you.

To find out whether you qualify to enter any particular country – and what covid test results may be required – click the link under each country name. This takes you to the relevant page on the Foreign Office website.

We have added a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ by each country. This is a one word summary of whether you could enter if you wished WITHOUT compulsory quarantine on arrival. Obviously seek your own advice if you look to book, because one word summaries never tell the full story.

There are other countries which you can enter freely as a UK resident but which would require you to quarantine when you returned to the UK. The UAE, for example, is not on the list below because whilst you can enter Dubai you need to quarantine when you come home.

There may be countries which have announced changes which are not yet reflected in Government guidance. We will update this article with any reader feedback.

Jersey: the Foreign Office list does not include the Channel Islands. You can enter Jersey BUT only if you live in a UK council region on their ‘Green’ list. A test is required on entry and on Day 5. Quarantine is required if you have spent a night in a UK council area which is not on the ‘Green’ list in the previous 14 days.

Updates since publication:

Madeira and the Azores: whilst Portugal is not on the list below, you can still travel to Madeira and the Azores without quarantine on your return. Visitors do not need to quarantine if they present a negative test result on arrival. Alternatively, an airport test can be taken – in Madeira, results are delivered within 12 hours. This does NOT apply to residents of Scotland who must quarantine on their return from Maderia and the Azores.

Liechtenstein: moved to ‘no’ as from tomorrow UK residents must quarantine for 10 days on arrival

Antigua: moved to ‘yes’ despite unclear FCO advice based on reader feedback

Cambodia: moved to ‘no’ due to quarantine requirements

Countries you can travel to from the UK without quarantine
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‘Yes’ – you can enter the country without compulsory quarantine or restriction on movement, and will not have to quarantine on your return to the UK

‘No’ – UK arrivals are either banned outright or are forced to quarantine or face a restriction on movement for over 24 hours – although if you could enter you would not need to quarantine on your return to the UK

Countries which are on the UK travel corridors list:

Click here for the official list.


Americas and Caribbean




Comments (50)

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  • Lynn says:


    • Adam says:

      Needs a test on arrival or negative result 72hrs before arrival I think, but should be ok still.

      • Chris says:

        Yes test on arrival and you get the results up to 12 hours later. You then quarantine in your hotel and if the test comes back positive they ship you off to a hotel used for quarantine.

    • Justin says:

      Booked for October with BA, but getting hold of a test pre departure is going to be fun. Many of the private providers are not accepting forward bookings for PCR tests.

      Does anyone know more about the test on arrival? Is it FoC or do you have to pay for it?

  • doctorbee says:

    Liechtenstein from tomorrow will require arrivals from the UK (even those driving non-stop from Germany) to quarantine for 10 days on arrival

  • Sandgrounder says:

    It is a short list, but it could be worse. Latvia use 16/100k last 2 weeks as a hard rule, within Europe they are now down to Latvia and the Vatican.

  • Tim says:

    How about the Seychelles? It’s a main honeymoon destination for Brits. Currently they are blocking UK residents but we are not restricting arrivals from the islands

  • E says:

    Worth going to Dalaman Turkey in the second half of October or does it get too cold? Eyeing that Hilton hotel.

  • Craig Paolozzi says:

    What about countries in the middle East?

  • Stephen ODonnell says:

    Advice in article about St Lucia is wrong. You need PCR test and then you need to quarantine for 14 days in a government approved hotel. You can also be tested on arrival at your expense and if positive you get sent to hospital at your expense.

    • Andrew porwol says:

      We are in St Lucia now. Have to have a test no more than 7 days before departing UK, then on arrival you have a temperature test and show your paperwork the covid test. Then you can go to your approved hotel (sandals in our case) where you are free to use all resort facilities and trips on water. What you can’t do is leave the resort and mix with the locals.
      I’d highly recommend St Lucia

  • Stephen ODonnell says:

    Also think Cambodia advice is wrong too. Yes if anyone on your flight is positive you will need to quarantine in a government facility for 14 days but even if your test is negative you need to self isolate for 14 days and also pay $2000 deposit in case you need treatment as well as having sufficient insurance. I know its a nightmare of changes but quite a few errors which will cause travellers issues

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